I currently live in Japan and most of the cars are so boring.
Generally they are white and the new models tend to become even more boring-looking in appearance.
A classic example is the Nissan Skyline, it used to be a desirable muscle car but now it looks more like a family saloon.
As far as I can tell, there are only a few interesting Japanese cars left:
Maxda 6 Sport wagon
Basically, I want a Japanese car that is attractive, sporty, and I can put a Kayak on the roof rack.
Please help ...
andy i think you must pickup ur car knowledge ....
Nissan Skyline GTR, when carlos ghosn in charge of Nissan, he split Skyline GTR to skyline and GTR, skyline for family and GTR remain as japan legend muscle car .....
Honda no longer produce CRX now .... it called CRZ with totally different attitude ....
Of course, in no way is the GTR boring It's a bit too extreme though for my needs. I was meaning that the more practical cars tend to be boring, there is often something not quite right about the design.
Buying used, older cars is probably the way to go.
Check around for dealers demos. That's what my biological farther does. He explained to me one time that a new car loses $5,000 the sec you drive it off the lot. He never buys new. He hunts for the demo car. Most new cars he buy's have between 1,000 to 3,000 miles on them and you can save big bucks that way.
Also they still come with warranties.
andy : u base in japan? should be plenty choice for fancy car and nice prices too ...
Sport and performance :
350 or 370Z
Fun and drive (u love driving, u love my choice )
Mini coopers convertible
MX5 NA (Only for car lover, not much of performance but good to drive and learn)
Lotus elise (no daily car)
All condition + a bit performance :
Subaru WRX wagon
Performance + sedan :
M3 (e46 will be good choice on prices and performance)
AMG C36 (yah old C36, still comfort and good performance)
VW GTI (space like normal sedan, performance is well balance)
VW EOS (i love this car )
lexus ISC 250
btw that is my choice of car but very depending on where i locate ...
Malaysia = VW gti + small fun car.
Aus = HSV or Mustang
US = Tesla
China = I buy myself a pickup truck.